Originally Posted by digitalclips
..."the Winshit storm up ahead..."
There, I fixed that for you ... /wink
LOL. Windows 8 could be a disaster for Microsoft. Few if any real improvements to the old-school Windows UI.
"No compromises" is starting to sound like "No new ideas. And proud of it."
Oh, and as for the all-new Metro, er, Windows 8-style UI, it will confuse consumers and will be totally ignored by
corporate IT departments. Consumers will just keep on plugging away at the 1980's desktop productivity metaphor
they've been using for years. They won't willingly upgrade to Windows 8. They'll just get it on whatever new pee cee they
buy to replace the old one that either froze up or physically died. They'll try the Metro, er, Windows 8-style UI (catchy
name, no?) once. They'll shrug and go straight back to the old UI.
Corporate IT will buy new PCs with Windows 8, but they'll immediately re-image the hard drive with XP. It would cost too
much to train all their admins and end-users on any new features. And to change all their training documents. And to
re-code their custom business apps to work around bugs in "XP Mode." Too many hoops to jump through with zero benefit.
Windows 8 is the answer to a question nobody asked. And that question is "What can Microsoft do to make it look like they're
actually being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century?"